Blog on Art Marketing and Selling Art


Lori Woodward shares a painting tool that can guide the viewer to different areas of your painting.

Setting The Stage With A Dark Foreground

This tool, "the door jamb" causes the viewer to gaze around or over the area at the side or bottom of the painting and into lighter elements in the distance. [...]

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A Steve Atkinson painting at an exhibit at the Phippen Museum of Western Art & Heritage

Special Edition USA Exhibits August 2018 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from August 3rd - 9th, 2018 [...]

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Keith Bond shares how creating instead of replicating can help improve your artwork

Replicating vs. Creating

Allowing your memory to distill the information is a powerful tool. It frees an artist from replicating, and allows an artist to orchestrate and rearrange. [...]

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Kay Reinke's "Low Tide" was awarded Outstanding Abstract in the May 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Kay Reinke

Low Tide by Kay Reinke was awarded Outstanding Abstract in the May 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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See where Art's adventures take him next...

The Life of Art, Series #55

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]

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Luann Udell discusses how one step can get you one step closer to your art journey

THE FOUR QUESTIONS #7: What Is Your Next Step?

Trite, but true: Every journey begins with a single step. [...]

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Don't miss John Weiss' guide on how to share authentic content with potential collectors

How to Create Killer Content and Make People Happy- A Cartoon Guide

Share Authentic Content... The kind of writing, artwork, music and stuff that uplifts people. [...]

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Annette Hall's "Mineral Pool III" was awarded Outstanding Abstract in the May 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Annette Hall

Mineral Pool III by Annette Hall was awarded Outstanding Abstract in the May 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Jason Horejs discusses what's best to market your art: Personal Profile or Facebook Page

Marketing Art on Facebook: Should Artists Use Their Personal Profile or Create a Facebook Page?

Do You Share Your Art on Your Personal Profile, or Have You Set Up a Business Page? [...]

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Susan Perrish's "Madeline in Fairy Tale" was awarded Outstanding Pastel in the May 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Susan Perrish

Madeline in Fairy Tale by Susan Perrish was awarded Outstanding Pastel in the May 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Eric Rhoads discusses the importance of building your brand, prices and a luxury appearance.

Six Tips to Get More Money For Your Paintings Without Hurting Sales

You will lose some customers at a higher price, but you’ll make more money and work less. Build the importance of your brand with constant repetition over years and a luxury appearance. [...]

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Jodie Kain's "God Is My Judge" was awarded Outstanding Pastel in the May 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Jodie Kain

God Is My Judge by Jodie Kain was awarded Outstanding Pastel in the May 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Lori Woodward shares points on how to paint in midday

Painting in the Midday Sun

Glare and strong light causes the eye pupils to contract, making it difficult to see details in shadows [...]

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A Kathleen Dunphy painting in an exhibit at the James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art

Special Edition USA Exhibits July - August 2018 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from July 27th - August 2nd, 2018 [...]

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Brandon Gonzales' "Tejon Kitchen View" was awarded Outstanding Acrylic in the May 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Brandon Gonzales

Tejon Kitchen View by Brandon Gonzales was awarded Outstanding Acrylic in the May 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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See where Art's adventures take him next...

The Life of Art, Series #54

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]

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"It's not about what it is, it's about what it can become." (From The Lorax.)

THE FOUR QUESTIONS #6: The First Question: “What is your greatest vision for your art?”

Protect your creative vision, your dreams. Protect your creative space. USE this particular sacred, creative, protected space to grow, as an artist. [...]

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S.C. Mummert discusses three important types of edges for your art.

Life On The Edge

The study of edges itself will always be a bit subjective (like edges themselves). However, exercises like those mentioned... should help jump-start the process for someone just starting out. [...]

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Shana Levenson's "Flower Lace Study" was awarded 2nd Place in the May 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Shana Levenson

Flower Lace Study by Shana Levenson was awarded 2nd Place in the May 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Jason Horejs' shares 5 strategies to help you market your art on social media

5 Strategies for Successfully Marketing Art on Social Media

We are still in the early days of social media marketing, and I feel that we have a lot to learn about using social media marketing to best effect. [...]

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Patrick Nevins' "Sushi" was awarded the BoldBrush Award in the May 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Patrick Nevins

Sushi by Patrick Nevins was awarded the BoldBrush Award in the May 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Eric Rhoads shares his inspirational thoughts on making hard changes.

When Change Is Hard But Good

Though I hope you’re not stuck, it might be worth asking yourself if you are and what you could do to get you into a better place. Today is as good as any to think about it. [...]

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Carl Bretzke's "Carmel Beach Sunset" was awarded Best of Show in the May 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Carl Bretzke

Carmel Beach Sunset by Carl Bretzke was awarded Best of Show in the May 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Lori Woodward demonstrates how warm light makes cooler shadows, using paintings by Michael Godfrey & Lisa Mitchell

Warm Light Makes Cooler Shadows

Before I studied with Richard Schmid, I understood how to use color and value in my landscapes, but in a less scientific way than I do now. I knew that shadows are darker than the sunlit objects, and I even knew that the reflected light in the shadows was always darker than anything in the light. [...]

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A Terry C. Hall painting at the Creighton Block Gallery Auction

Special Edition USA Exhibits July 2018 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from July 20th - 26th, 2018 [...]

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Kyle Ma's "Dance for me" was selected as a Finalist in the April 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Kyle Ma

Dance for me by Kyle Ma was selected as a Finalist in the April 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Stewart White's "Domaine Du Haut Baran The Dordogne region" workshop in France

Special Edition International Workshops 2018 - 2019 Newsletter

Special International Workshops Edition from October 1st, 2018 - April 1st, 2019 [...]

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Eric Rhoads discusses the importance of continuity when marketing your art.

The Land of Danger for Art Marketers

Marketing is like a jet that never lands and has to be continually refueled in the air. If you land it, you lose momentum and it’s much harder to take off again — and you’ll see a reduction in business before long. [...]

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Jonathan Hayes' "Shire Mare" was selected as a Finalist in the April 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Jonathan Hayes

Shire Mare by Jonathan Hayes was selected as a Finalist in the April 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Lori Woodward discusses how to charter your own art career.

Charting Your Artistic Course

Like it or not, if your work can be recognized as "Your Work", you'll have an easier time attracting an audience for it. [...]

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A Terry C. Hall painting at the Carbon County Arts Guild & Depot Gallery

Special Edition USA Exhibits July 2018 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from July 13th - 19th, 2018 [...]

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Karen Blackwood's "Coastal Storm" was selected as a Finalist in the April 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Karen Blackwood

Coastal Storm by Karen Blackwood was selected as a Finalist in the April 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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See where Art's adventures take him next...

The Life of Art, Series #53

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]

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Don't miss Luann Udell's next topic "Rules" in her series, "The Four Questions".

THE FOUR QUESTIONS #5: The Rules

Take the opportunity to learn from someone else’s experience, their assumptions, and their mistakes--and discover their insights and solutions! [...]

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FASO's support lead, Sarah and lead developer Ricardo enjoying a beautiful artist website

The 65 Rules Great Artist Websites Follow

Utilize the 65 our rules as a checklist to ensure that your artist website is professional, beautiful and helps you sell your art. [...]

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Debora Stewart's "Garden Traces" was awarded Outstanding Abstract in the April 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Debora Stewart

Garden Traces by Debora Stewart was awarded Outstanding Abstract in the April 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Jason Horejs discusses how to gain art collectors on social media.

How to Get Collectors To Follow You on Social Media

Not everyone you invite is going to become a follower, but some percentage will. It’s your persistence and consistency in inviting that will lead to a strong follower base. [...]

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Lisa Elizabeth's "Window in Time" was awarded Outstanding Abstract in the April 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Lisa Elizabeth

Window in Time by Lisa Elizabeth was awarded Outstanding Abstract in the April 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Eric Rhoads shares his thoughts on helping to change the world

The First Step to Changing the World

I could tell more stories, but the point is that interests and passion drove my actions. Though I had some self-doubt and fear about whether I could get these things done, my passion overcame my fear. [...]

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Cris Chapin's "Tracks in the Snow" was awarded Outstanding Pastel in the April 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Cris Chapin

Tracks in the Snow by Cris Chapin was awarded Outstanding Pastel in the April 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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